Course Description

The Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing is designed for registered nurses currently working in the intensive care environment. This course is intended to assist registered nurses working in this area to become clinical leaders.

Students' individual clinical experience is integrated with relevant evidence to produce information that can be used to inform the clinical practice of others. Registered nurse working in the intensive care environment are expected to provide sophisticated care and advice to critically ill patients and their families. This requires the application of advanced physiological knowledge during the assessment and management of patients who may be experiencing single or multiple organ dysfunctions.

The course will provide students with the specific knowledge, skills and attributes to provide care to this challenging group of patients. Completion of this Graduate Certificate program can be used as credit towards a Graduate Diploma or a Masters degree.

Inherent Requirements for Nursing courses

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $20,000 total course cost.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,349 total course cost.

Starting dates

March, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Nursing postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 72.5% (national average 66.5%)
Improved skills: 82.0% (national average 78.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 86.2% (national average 81.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Nursing postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 96.3% (national average 93.7%)
Studying full time: 2.1% (national average 4.1%)
Median full time salary: $64,700 (national average $78,900)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GCINCNUR2000

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